The Most Hassle-Free Wedding in the Zionsville, IN area
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi! I'm Sarah Agee, I'm from Zionsville, Indiana. I am a wedding planner and venue owner. I have owned my wedding planning business and wedding venue for 7 years. We have been given many awards across our industry and been fortunate to help over 200 brides plan their perfect wedding day! I have a one-year-old daughter who is the light of my life. I am so much more emotional at weddings after having a baby! All I can think of is that someday that'll be my little one getting married!
How did you start?
I love at the end of a night when someone's dad gives me a hug and thanks me for helping his daughter and his wife. I sometimes think dads appreciate us the most!
The Barn was started after I opened my wedding planning business. I realized as a wedding planner I was planning lots of weddings at Barns in Indianapolis so my dad and I decided to fix ours up and host weddings. I love at the end of a night when someone's dad gives me a hug and thanks me for helping his daughter and his wife. I sometimes think dads appreciate us the most!
What makes a great venue event?
My background is in food so I always think that's an important component of any wedding! I'm a classically trained French chef so I love helping clients craft the perfect menu! I love considering all the details from their personal preferences to the time of year, setting we're in and fun food trends! Catering is typically the biggest bill a client pays on their wedding day so I love to ensure the food is worth the expense and memorable.
In your opinion, based on what criteria should a couple select their wedding venue?
- They should select somewhere they love the look and feel of.
- They should also consider the food and beverage piece.
- Do they have to use a specific caterer if they select that venue?
- Does the caterer fit with their style and budget?
What questions should couple ask while touring wedding venues?
Make sure you address access time to the venue. That can have a big effect on whether or not you're able to DIY anything. Setup time is so crucial so that's important to know. They should also understand the food and beverage portion of things. Does this company fit with the style and budget of their wedding?
What is a reasonable price for a wedding venue?
Most venues range from $4,000-$8,000. Each venues comes with a different amount of things included so it's important to understand exactly what you're getting from the venue.
What charges are extra, such as gratuity, overtime, etc.?
We don't have any additional fees but many venues do. Every venue has to pay sales tax so that's important to remember. Our price is the same no matter what day of the week as we only host Friday and Saturday weddings.
What was the most memorable wedding you had at the venue?
I always love when couples have been together for a long time!
I always love when couples have been together for a long time! We had two clients get married last year and they had been together for 10 years. Those ceremonies are always so special and their receptions are so fun because both of their families know each other so well.
What was the most difficult request you have handled?
For us sometimes clients want their reception to continue past the local noise ordinance and we, unfortunately, are not allowed to allow that.